Video Clip and Discussion Guide: An important part of being in a community is interdependence. The members of any community share ideas and responsibilities for maintaining and improving the community. This film clip shows two examples of communities forming through collaboration, or collective action, around an idea for improvement.
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Video Clip and Discussion Guide: There are more than 38,000 family foundations across the United States. Family foundations are established in order for individuals to share their wealth and address an issue they care about. The founders' children and grandchildren sit down together for years to carry on the giving. This video shares how they continue and adapt the founders' vision.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: This two-minute video clip shares the stories of giving blood as an act of philanthropy. Why do people give blood, and how does it impact society?
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Philanthropy is often associated with giving money, but giving one's time, talent, and voice can impact society's needs as much as money. This video shares several ways people use their time and talent to impact society and themselves.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: The arts are an important part of any community. One of the things that makes life worth living is the capacity to see beautiful things. Foundations that fund the arts recognize that arts make a community stronger and more vital. The performers and artists are often the biggest philanthropists, as they dedicate their time and talent to brighten our lives and stimulate discussion.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: This whiteboard video defines and shows the power of advocacy and action. Youth learn there are many ways to make a difference; and that they have the strength and power to give time, talent, or treasure for the common good.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: This lively whiteboard video outlines and describes the steps of service learning and inspires ways to take action in the community.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: The nonprofit sector has a prevalent role in U.S. society. There is a deep partnership between the government and nonprofit sectors. Government makes up the building bricks of society, and philanthropy is the mortar that fills in the cracks and holds the bricks together. It is part of the social fabric of American democracy for citizens to organize and give for the common good.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Participants explore a variety of philanthropy behaviors as part of life-long action. They reflect on their philanthropic dreams and goals, focusing on what they can give and the difference they can make.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: You have interests and talents that can be used to help out your community. Find out how to connect your passions with community needs in this video and discussion guide.